Sometimes Rep. Steve King says things that just make me shake my head. Okay, so he does that almost every day. But this is one of the more bizarre things he’s said, a weird, rambling diatribe about Obama violating his oath of office and something something…the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton? Wha?
The Iowa Republican told host Greg Corombos that the nation’s founders would be aghast at Obama, who he said violated his oath of office “as if his word means nothing.”
“It’s been 210 years since Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr fought a duel over honor. Life and death over honor, honor meant that much to our founding fathers and they did not imagine that a president would dishonor his own oath in the fashion that he has done,” King said.
King said that he, on the other hand, is fulfilling his oath by voting against Boehner and insisted that the speaker would be ousted from his position if only other members of Congress took their oaths of office as seriously as he does.
And I love how the fighting of that duel somehow provides evidence of how seriously the “founding fathers” — as a group — took “honor” (whatever the fuck that is) and their oaths of office. Never mind that the duel had nothing to do with anyone violating their oath of office, it was a personal spat, or that Burr was indicted for murder and became a fugitive afterward. Right wing thinking is really hard to follow sometimes.